Monthly Blog Archives: March 2017

The Declaration of Dependence

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:5-6 Most children hit a time in their lives when they long for freedom and independence. During this developmental stage they can become rebellious, obstinate, secretive, and very difficult to keep under control. It is not my intent to cast stones at teens […]

He Loves You This Much

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:3-4 Have you ever been wrongly accused? Have you ever been mocked, harshly insulted, despised, or ridiculed? Have you ever been the recipient of violent hatred? Have you ever been rejected by your own people or betrayed by a close friend? Has a parent you love dearly […]

Jesus Paid It All

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 It is the Easter season and undoubtedly there will be some new ridiculous claim about the life and work of Jesus. The most recent bizarre assertion is the notion that Jesus had a homosexual affair. A few years ago we were told that His coffin had been found which disproved the bodily resurrection of Christ. No doubt, somewhere on television this week, the bizarre and fictional tale of Jesus’ marriage to Mary Magdalene will appear. TV […]

The Launching Pad for Satan’s Failed Plan

The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” John 12:12-14 I have long been fascinated with this scene which is often referred to as The Triumphal Entry. We commemorate this event in the life of Christ with a day we call Palm Sunday which, of course, is named for the palm branches strewn before Jesus in the streets of Jerusalem. It was a joyous occasion […]

Your Dependency on God for Honor

My salvation and my honor depend on God ; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Psalm 62:7 You understand that you are dependent upon God for your salvation. But have you ever thought about your dependency on Him for honor? To understand our dependency on God for honor, it is important to understand the meaning of the word as it relates to man and God. Today, the word “honor” has multiple usages and meanings. Honor can be in the form of an award such as a commendation for bravery or a trophy for superior performance. Honor can be bestowed on […]

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